National Teacher Day
Teachers are the future leaders of nations around the globe and play an important role in shaping the lives of children. Although there are some teachers who are not as good as others, teachers are generally dedicated, kind, patient and hard-working professionals that help children grow up in a positive way.
Teachers have a profound impact on the lives of many people. National Teacher Day is a day that recognizes this. Learn more about National Teacher Day and how to celebrate it.
The United States has a long history of teacher appreciation. In 1944, political and educational leaders started to discuss a day to recognize teachers. Eleanor Roosevelt convinced the 81st Congress in 1953 to declare Teachers’ Day.
Congress designated March 7, 1980 as Teacher Day. From March 7, 1980, the National Education Association observed Teacher Day every Tuesday until 1985 when the National PTA created Teacher Appreciation Week. The NEA Representative Assembly voted then to make Tuesday of that week Teacher Day.
National Teacher Day (also known as Teacher Day) is observed on Tuesdays of the first week in May. This day is part Teacher Appreciation Week which takes place on the first week of May each year.
Teacher Day is a celebration by the National Education Association that honors teachers and recognizes their lasting contributions to our lives.
The need for National Teacher Day has been recognized by many in the community for a long time. Teachers are a difficult profession. Those who choose to go into teaching need every support they can get. According to data from the Education Association, more than 45 per cent of teachers quit teaching within five years due to high stress levels and time demands.
Teachers want many things on National Teacher Day. Recognition from former students and parents is at the top of the list. Teachers often doubt their ability to teach after hearing negative comments at parent’s dinners. It can make a huge difference in a teacher’s attitude towards their job if they receive positive affirmations from their parents. They feel like they are the masters of their universe.
There are many things you can do to show your support for National Teacher Day. The world is your oyster. You are free to be creative and create something unique for teachers you admire.
Participate in the NEA “Thank You” video contest if you want to show appreciation for your teacher.
You create a simple video of you saying thank you to your teacher, explain why they have inspired you, and post it either on your social media or through the NEA main website and use the hashtag #teacherappreciationday to let everyone know what day it is today.
You can reach out to your teacher via social media if you wish. Have a conversation with them, find out how they are doing, and then thank them personally. You can still reach out to former teachers and express your gratitude for their positive influence on your life, even years later.
A scrapbook is a great way to show your appreciation for teachers. You can create an essay about what you loved most about your time with a teacher, and how they helped. It is possible to talk about what you admire in teachers and how they have helped you learn. You can also put a lot of effort into making your scrapbook look beautiful and last a lifetime. To make the scrapbook more sturdy and appealing, laminate each page.
People are also “phoning in” to show their appreciation. They use dial-up services, which are numerous, and create a collection audio recordings from people who have shared the teacher’s voice. The service is used to send the message to the teacher. They also love bombing the teacher. Get a group of people together and ask them to record a positive message to the teacher if you are going to use these services. Before you send them off, make sure they are vetted.
National Teacher Day, therefore, is a vital event to keep teachers’ spirits high. Controlling a class full of rebellious children isn’t an easy job. Many school employees find they spend a lot of time each day preparing for marking and lessons. Many people find themselves changing careers.